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Obituary for Richard "Rick" J. Bauer

Richard “Rick” J. Bauer, 67, of Bronson, formerly of Traverse City, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024.
A private family memorial service will be held. Arrangements are being cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home.
Richard was born July 7, 1956, in East Lansing, MI to Richard F. and Marjorie (Buck) Bauer. He married Colleen M. Krohn on February 28, 1975, in Traverse City, MI.
Mr. Bauer worked for Sara Lee Bakery in Traverse City for 47 years, retiring as a Receiving Operations Supervisor. After his retirement, he relocated to the Bronson area.
Rick was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking and disc golf, just to name a few. He enjoyed reading and greatly treasured the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Rick is survived by his wife Colleen; his children Alesha (Matt) Hall of Bronson, Richard (Amy) Bauer, II of Traverse City, Spencer (Shannon) Bauer of Buckley: his mom Marjorie Bauer of Traverse City; his siblings Steve (Sue) Bauer of Essexville, Rosemary (Chuck) Hullett of Traverse City, Frank (Sue) Bauer of Traverse City; his grandchildren Cameron, Chandler, Hannah, Lily, Matthew, Kiera, Skylar, Kaitlin and Alexis; many brothers and sisters -in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Richard F. Bauer.